Military
Unique Iron Age shield gives insight into prehistoric technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
A unique bark shield, thought to have been constructed with wooden laths during the Iron Age, has provided new insight into the construction and design of prehistoric weaponry. more
Army Corps approves $778M plan to block Asian carp advance  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in... more
Senate Armed Services OKs Space Force with conditions  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
The SASC bill makes the commander of Air Force Space Command also the commander of the U.S. Space Force for... more
Is Facebook undermining democracy in Africa?  BBC · 1 day
Critics say the social media giant has allowed its platform to be weaponised during elections on the continent. more
Senate Armed Services OK’s Space Force with conditions  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The SASC bill makes the commander of Air Force Space Command also the commander of the U.S. Space Force for... more
House appropriators suggest Navy and Air Force should merge satellite communications programs  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Is it time for the Navy to turn over the Mobile User Objective System to the Air Force? The House Appropriations Committee is calling... more
China has more weapons in US tariff war - but do they work?  ABC NEWS · 2 days
China has an array of options for retaliating for Washington's latest tariff hike in the two countries' escalating trade battle more
T-Mobile says it will match the special discounts making you reluctant to leave its rivals  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
T-Mobile is about to offer a fresh sweetener for prospective customers reluctant to leave AT&T, Verizon or Sprint... more
Unique Iron Age shield gives insight into prehistoric technology  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A unique bark shield, thought to have been constructed with wooden laths during the Iron Age, has provided new insight into the construction and design of prehistoric weaponry. more
The Government Is Serious About Creating Mind-Controlled Weapons  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
DARPA hopes to invent ways to instantly read soldiers' minds using tools like genetic engineering of the human brain, nanotechnology and infrared beams. more
Army to get £22m cyber centre to combat digital threats  Sky News · 3 days
The defence secretary has announced an investment of £22m to fund a new army cyber operations centre and told NATO allies they must become more comfortable engaging in... more
DJI will add airplane and helicopter detectors to new drones in 2020  THE VERGE · 3 days
DJI is about to make it harder to fly its drones too close to larger aircraft. The Chinese tech company announced Wednesday that all... more
The Latest: China's Hikvision serious over US curbs on sales  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Chinese surveillance company concerned over report it might be blocked from buying US components more
Fears rise China could weaponise rare earths in US tech war  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The US has hit China where it hurts by going after its telecom champion Huawei, but Beijing's control of the global supply of rare earths used... more
Scientists Modify Viruses With CRISPR To Create New Weapon Against Superbugs  NPR · 3 days
Superbugs are bacteria that can beat modern medicine's most powerful drugs. So doctors are racing to find new ways to fight back, such as developing "living... more
ISRO Successfully Launches Earth Observation Satellite RISAT-2B  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
ISRO has successfully launched earth observation satellite RISAT-2B that would enhance the country's surveillance capabilities among others. more
India Successfully Launches RISAT-2B Earth-Observation Satellite  SPACE.COM · 4 days
India's space agency successfully launched a new Earth-observation satellite today (May 21), boosting the nation's space-based surveillance capabilities. more
Air Force SMC seeks to expand development testing  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) is eager to increase development testing. SpaceNews.com more
DefinedCrowd offers mobile apps to empower its AI-annotating masses  TechCrunch · 4 days
DefinedCrowd, the Startup Battlefield alumnus that produces and refines data for AI-training purposes, has just debuted iOS and Android apps for its army of human annotators. It should help speed... more
Why Is the Pentagon Interested in UFOs?  SPACE.COM · 4 days
New rules encourage U.S. Navy pilots and sailors to report UFO sightings. Here's why. more
Police facial recognition surveillance court case starts  BBC · 4 days
Campaigners say police use of the technology is like taking DNA or fingerprints without consent. more
Supreme Court declines to hear military medical malpractice case  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The family of a young Navy nurse who died after military doctors allegedly failed to halt massive bleeding following childbirth won't get a hearing in the nation's highest court. more
House appropriators deny Space Force funding, call on DoD to study alternatives  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The HAC notes that the decision to not back the $72 million request should not be read as a complete rejection of the idea... more
Why Is the Pentagon Interested in UFOs?  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
New rules encourage U.S. Navy pilots and sailors to report UFO sightings. Here's why. more
CNET Book Club: Infinite Detail asks, what if the internet dies? - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Author Tim Maughan talks about his near- and far-future novel, why we should fear surveillance, and gives a little hope on how... more
Human capital benefits of military boost economy by billions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that U.S. government spending on military personnel has a positive impact on the nation's human capital—essentially improving the American workforce. Using... more
Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won't be considered crazy for reporting unidentified flying objects, under new rules meant to encourage them to keep track of what they see. Yet just a few years ago,... more
DeviantArt is growing up with its biggest redesign ever  THE VERGE · 1 week
The site’s perennial army-green design is being revamped Continue reading… more
Retail Zipline raises $9.6M from Emergence and Serena Williams  TechCrunch · 1 week
Retail Zipline, a startup aiming to improve communication between retail stores and corporate decision makers , announced today that it has raised $9.6 million in Series A funding. CEO Melissa... more
Why parents should think twice about tracking apps for their kids  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The use of self-tracking and personal surveillance technologies has grown considerably over the last decade. There are now apps to monitor people's movement, health, mindfulness, sleep,... more
The US Marine Corps has formed an auxiliary volunteer cybersecurity force  THE VERGE · 1 week
US Marine Corps Commandant General Robert Neller told a security forum back in April... more
3-D printer makes peacekeeping missions cheaper and repair of defense systems faster  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Peacekeeping missions often take place at remote locations, requiring the army to have a large supply of spare parts on site to keep everything... more
WhatsApp 'Will Never Be Secure', Says Russian Rival Telegram  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The Russian founder of popular messaging app Telegram has warned that WhatsApp, the world's top messaging app, will continue to be open to surveillance more
Scientists develop ultrasensitive organic phototransistors based on novel hybrid-layered architecture  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Organic phototransistors (OPTs) are widely used in environmental/health monitoring, quantum communication, chemical/biomedical sensing, remote control, surveillance, and image sensors since they are lightweight, low-cost, highly efficient and environmentally... more
Senate hearing examines commercial implications of Space Force  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
While most of the debate about establishing a Space Force within the Defense Department has centered on its national security... more
Daily Crunch: SF bans agencies from using facial recognition tech  TechCrunch · 1 week
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am... more
Congressional Report: Space Force Would Cost Billions More Than DoD Estimated  SPACE.COM · 1 week
An independent space service under the Air Force would add up to $1.3 billion a year in costs, says CBO, far more than DoD's estimate of... more
Insect behavior, miniature blimps may unlock the key to military swarming technology  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew a fleet of 30 miniature autonomous blimps in unison to test the swarming behavior of autonomous... more
WhatsApp breach might have targeted human rights groups  CBC · 2 weeks
WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using... more
San Francisco passes city government ban on facial recognition tech  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
On Tuesday, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to approve a ban on the use of facial recognition tech by city agencies. The Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, introduced... more
San Francisco has banned facial recognition by city agencies  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
In a first for a city in the United States, San Francisco has voted to ban its government... more
Russians hacked voting databases in two Florida counties in 2016, governor says  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Russian hackers accessed voter databases in two Florida counties prior to the 2016 presidential elections, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said, following a briefing with... more
You probably weren’t a target of the WhatsApp surveillance hack  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Every once in a while a major bug, vulnerability or security scare will spark panic. In most cases, it’s absolutely unnecessary panic. Take yesterday’s reported vulnerability. Israeli hacking... more
WhatsApp exploit allowed targeted surveillance of Android users  9to5Google · 2 weeks
A recent exploit discovered within WhatsApp messenger has found that hackers could install surveillance software remotely on devices running the... more
WhatsApp urges users to act after cyber surveillance attack  Sky News · 2 weeks
WhatsApp has urged users around the world to update the messaging app after it was targeted by a cyber surveillance attack. more
WhatsApp urges users to act after cyber surveillance attack on app  Sky News · 2 weeks
Cyber attackers were able to install spyware on WhatsApp through its voice call function, even if the user did not pick up the call, the company... more
San Francisco to vote on banning face recognition technology  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
San Francisco supervisors will vote on surveillance oversight legislation Tuesday that includes a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police and other city departments. more
Big Brother-style surveillance gives new insight into Amazon's hidden wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists are deploying ultra-sensitive sensors in the Amazon to collect images and sounds of the rainforest's rich biodiversity in real time, in an effort to track preservation efforts. more
San Francisco to vote on banning face recognition technology  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
San Francisco supervisors will vote on surveillance oversight legislation Tuesday that includes a ban on the use of facial recognition technology by police more
WhatsApp urges users to act after confirming cyber surveillance attack  Sky News · 2 weeks
Hackers were able to install spyware on WhatsApp by exploiting a major vulnerability in the app, the company has confirmed. more
WhatsApp confirms cyber surveillance attack  Sky News · 2 weeks
Hackers were able to install spyware on WhatsApp by exploiting a major vulnerability in the app, the company has confirmed. more
Silicon Valley 'Hackathon': Coders target deadly California wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Silicon Valley is not going to stop the next California inferno with computer code, but a small army of software developers got together in Fremont, Calif., recently to brainstorm new technology to... more
The Pentagon and CIA have a secret missile that shreds targets with giant flying knives  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A report by The Wall Street Journal last week revealed a secretive U.S. military weapon designed explicitly to... more
Locating a shooter from the first shot via cellphone  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the past several decades, militaries have worked hard to develop technologies that simultaneously protect infantry soldiers' hearing and aid in battlefield communication. However, these advanced Tactical Communication and Protective... more
How acoustics detected artillery in WWI  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During World War I, William Lawrence Bragg led a team of engineers in the development of an acoustic method to locate enemy artillery, work that was so successful that it was soon used widely throughout the... more
Lab builds autopilot software allowing UAVs to soar on thermals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A Navy scientist has re-engineered the software that allows long-endurance drones to powerlessly climb into the sky on bubbles of warm air. more
A case of the chimp sniffles or major outbreak? Syndromic surveillance may hold the key  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Two sniffling chimps could be one too many for a wild chimpanzee community susceptible to respiratory disease outbreaks,... more
The US military doesn’t know how many websites it runs  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
The Department of Defense isn’t sure how many websites it runs. Stars and Stripes reports that... more
Virgin Galactic prepares to move vehicles, staff to Spaceport America  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Virgin Galactic plans to move its spaceship, carrier aircraft and flight operations personnel this summer from... more
PUBG Mobile Season 7 Leak Tips New Skins, Weapon, Royale Pass Rewards, and More  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
PUBG Mobile’s Season 7 is set to kick off next week, but details about new items, skins and Royale Pass... more
This beluga whale might be a Russian spy video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
A Beluga whale found off the coast of Norway was wearing a Russian harness inscribed with the phrase "Equipment of St. Petersburg." The whale's strange behavior... more
Directed evolution opens door to new antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the ongoing arms race with humans and their antibiotics on one side, and bacteria with their ability to evolve defenses to antibiotics on the other, humans have enlisted a new ally—other bacteria. more
Facebook rejects ads for traditional Inuit knives, calling them 'weapons'  CBC · 2 weeks
An artist in Yellowknife says Facebook is culturally discriminating against Inuit after the site rejected his... more
Study: People with combat-related mTBI have high levels of abnormally fast brain waves  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Navy finds that veterans and service members with a history... more
Ubisoft keeps pretending its political games don’t have politics in them  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Today Ubisoft officially unveiled the latest Tom Clancy release, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. A sequel... more
Officials seek to open major spillway on Mississippi River  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Army Corps of Engineers officials in Louisiana aim to open a historic flood control structure above New Orleans on Tuesday for an unprecedented second time in one year. more
Pentagon challenges CBO’s cost estimates for new space organizations  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
DoD spokesman: “The establishment of the United States Space Force is a small investment to ensure American leadership... more
Xbox games releasing next week: Rage 2, Sniper Elite V2, and more  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Be on the lookout for these titles! Every week, numerous games launch on Xbox One, but which ones truly stand out? Here are some... more
North Korea, US Fire Missiles in Early-Morning Tests (Video)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
North Korea fired off two short-range missiles in quick succession early this morning (May 9), and the United States followed suit with a test of its own just minutes later. more
New weapons, items, and more highlights from Fortnite 9.0 patch  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Ready for something new? Check it out! The latest content update for Fortnite - the 9.0 patch - is out today, and with it comes the introduction of... more
New Weapons, Items, and More highlights from Fortnite 9.00 Patch  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Ready for something new? Check it out! The latest content update for Fortnite - the 9.00 patch - is out today, and with it comes the introduction of... more
Training AI to win a dogfight  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Artificial intelligence has defeated chess grandmasters, Go champions, professional poker players, and, now, world-class human experts in the online strategy games Dota 2 and StarCraft II. No AI currently exists, however, that can outduel a human... more
In a Texas border town, a church on the edge and wildlife at risk - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Some South Texans say they'd rather live with constant surveillance by Border Patrol than a physical... more
Reversible chemistry clears path for safer batteries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) and US Army Research Lab (ARL) have taken a critical step on the path to high energy batteries by improving their water-in-salt battery with a new type... more
AFRL achieves 'shocking' materials technology breakthrough  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with research partners at Los Alamos National Laboratory, are working to change the shape of materials technology with a breakthrough development that could open up a new range of possibilities... more
KU researchers receive grant to study eating disorders in active-duty soldiers and veterans  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
When one thinks of the military, images of elite, highly fit soldiers often come to mind. Conversely, talk of eating disorders generally... more
Superjet flights cancelled following Russian plane disaster  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Russian national carrier Aeroflot cancelled four flights that normally use the Sukhoi Superjet aircraft Wednesday, days after a deadly crash-landing in Moscow where 41 people died in a fire. more
What geology reveals about North Korea's nuclear weapons – and what it obscures  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
North Korea's leader, Chairman Kim Jong Un, clearly is in no hurry to demilitarize his country. In the wake of two historic... more
The (evolving) art of war  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 1969, the Soviet Union moved troops and military equipment to its border with China, escalating tensions between the communist Cold War powers. In response, China created a new military strategy of "active defense" to repel an invading... more
Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?
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Ted Cruz warns of space pirates, says Space Force is the answer - CNET
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